Our Team

The IAI Advisory Board

The Advisory Board Members are leading experts in the field that help guide the CFI designation and International Association of Interviewers. They meet yearly to discuss the progress of the CFI designation and IAI in general.

Don Berecz
Don Berecz, CFI, CPA, CFE
Georgia Southern University
Director of Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting Programs
Ray Cotton, CFI, CPP
Capital One
Director of Trust, Safety and Security

Eric Chase, CFI
Assistant VP of Asset Protection for CarMax
Dan Doyle
Dan Doyle, CFI
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Wayne Hoover, CFI
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Executive Director/Partner
Cary Jones
Cary Jones, CFI
Vice President, Administration and Loss Prevention
Visionworks of America
Davis Vision
Debbie Maples
Debbie Maples, CFI
Gap Inc.
VP Global Loss Prevention & Corporate Security
Mike Marquis
Mike Marquis, CFI
TJX Companies
Vice President of Loss Prevention
David Matsumoto
Dr. David Matsumoto
Chris McDonald
Chris McDonald
Compass Group
Sr. Vice President of Loss Prevention
Steven May
Steven May, CFI
LP Innovations
President & CEO
Melissa Mitchell
Melissa Mitchell, CFI
Lifeway Christian Stores
Director, Asset Protection and Retail Supply Chain
Walter Palmer
Walter Palmer, CFI, CPP, CFE
PCG Solutions
President & CEO
Kathleen Smith
Kathleen Smith, CFI
Vice President of Asset Protection
Shane Sturman, CFI, CPP
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
President & CEO
Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan, CFI
Grant Thornton
Principal – Advisory Practice Leader
Central Region
Alan Tague
Alan Tague, CFI
Gander Mountain
Vice President of Loss Control
Kevin Valentine
Kevin Valentine, CFI, LPC
Signet Jewelers
SVP Signet Loss Prevention, Internal Audit & ERM
Doug Wicklander, CFI
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Dave Zulawski
David Zulawaski, CFI, CFE
Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates
Sr. Partner/Speaker
James Ballard
James Ballard, CFI
Elkhart Police Department
Uniform Division Corporal

IAI Staff

Our team of interview and interrogation veterans is ready to answer your questions about IAI membership and related matters. To reach any member of the IAI team:

Wayne Hoover, CFI – Executive Director
Amber Bradley – Marketing Consultant
Dana Sadowsky– Association Manager
Susan Thompson – Office Manager
Mercedes Balcer – Accounts Receivable
Dennis Mendel – Accounting Administrator
Pattie Mathison – Marketing Assistant
Shane Sturman, CFI, CPP – Sr. Partner
David Zulawski, CFI, CFE – Sr. Partner
Doug Wicklander, CFI – Sr. Partner


*Not pictured: David Lund, CFI, LPC, Vice President of Loss Prevention at Dick’s Sporting Goods; John Millner, CFI, Senator; Joe Davis, CFI, CPP, LPC, Sr. Regional Asset Protection Manager at Walmart.